In yet another development in the case related to the abduction and assault of a female actor in Malayalam, another actor is being quizzed by the investigating team.
Actor Idavela Babu, who is the secretary of Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA), is being interrogated at the police club Aluva on Saturday.
Though Babu has a long acting career, he is not a prominent actor in the industry. He is, however, powerful as the office bearer of AMMA which is touted to be the most powerful association in the Malayalam film industry.
This comes even as speculation is rife that Syamala, mother of actor Kavya Madhavan, who is actor Dileepâ€™s wife will be questioned in the case. Anchor Rimy Tomy is also expected to be quizzed once again in the case.
The police had on Thursday recorded the statement of Rimy Tomy, who is known to be close to Dileep. On July 25, the police team had interrogated Kavya Madhavan.
Dileep was arrested on July 10 for his alleged involvement in the abduction and sexual assault of a prominent woman actor in February. Dileep had strongly defended himself and AMMA took a defiant stand even after the actor was grilled for hours by the investigating team on June 28.
Following his arrest, however, AMMA expelled him from the organisation. The High Court had on Monday rejected Dileepâ€™s bail plea on the grounds that he was capable of sabotaging the investigation by influencing the witnesses, if he was to be let out on bail.